Newsletter for May 2007    
Welcome to the May 2007 Issue of the Maple Reporter e-newsletter!
The Maple Reporter provides all the latest news from Maplesoft, with articles highlighting new products, innovative application areas, tips and techniques, events, and much more.

This month we feature an exclusive Webinar on the Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite with special guests from Seton Hall University and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).  We also highlight the new MapleConnect E-Book Essays in Portfolio Management.   Also, check out this month’s Tip & Techniques, and the latest additions to the Maple Application Center.

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News & Announcements

Maplesoft MAA Placement Test Suite

Maplesoft-MAA Placement Test Suite Webinar

Join us on Wednesday May 2, 2007, 2:00 pm EDT to see a demonstration of the product, as well as interviews with special guests from Seton Hall University and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Topics will include a discussion of Seton Hall’s successes with the Placement Test Suite with Wendiann Sethi, Director of Developmental Math at the University.  John Kenelly, Treasurer at the MAA will also discuss the increased power and relevance of placement test content produced by the MAA as it is now presented in the modern form of the Placement Test Suite.

New Whitepapers in the Math Matters Technology Series

WhitePapersRead the two new whitepapers in the Math Matters series:  Five Ways to Accelerate your Engineering Design Process, which steps through each engineering design phase, from the initial derivation of mathematical equations, to effectively deploying your completed solutions throughout your organization. Driving Innovation - Vehicle Dynamics demonstrates how mathematical modeling and optimization increase efficiency and productivity in vehicle design.  With many practical examples included, these papers show how Maple 11 can help you to achieve great results.

New Online Tool Available for Maple T.A. Users

Latex to Maple T.A. Convertor
Now available on the Maplesoft Web site, the LaTeX to Maple T.A. conversion tool converts your LateX files for use within Maple T.A.

Maple T.A. 3.0 Recorded Webinar
Maple T.A. 3.0, the newest version of Maplesoft’s web-based testing and assessment system, includes a wide variety of enhancements and new features. Focusing on ease of use, this release contains an enriched authoring environment, a brand-new Gradebook, and additional authentication and administration features. Watch the recorded Webinar to see an overview of the new and improved features in this latest release.

Essays in Portfolio Management™ A New Interactive E-Book, Powered by Maple.
Users can experiment with interactive computations using the book as a tutorial for solving problems of increasing complexity. With clear explanations and rich illustrations, the Essays in Portfolio Management e-book teaches the core theoretical concepts of portfolio management.

User Case Studies

Maplesoft products are used to solve technical challenges, conduct research and enhance academic instruction. Browse our growing collection of user case studies to discover why leading organizations and institutions from around the globe rely on Maplesoft for their most challenging tasks.

Some recent stories include:
Maple Adds An “Out of This World” Touch to Math Learning
Maplesoft, April 12, 2007

Maple Helps Rotalink Reduce Development Time and Cost in Micro Motor Production
Maplesoft, February 27, 2007

Maplesoft’s Global Optimization Toolbox Plays Significant Role in Solving a Global Challenge
2006 INFORMS Annual Conference, February 28, 2007

From a Classroom to a Submarine in the South Pacific
Georgia Institute of Technology, January 1, 2007

Maple Plays a Significant Role in Creating Humanoid Robots Professor Atsuo Takanishi, December 20, 2006

To read these case studies or others visit Maplesoft User Case Studies.

Maple Adoption Program™

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May Webinar Highlights

Derive to Deploy: Five Ways to Accelerate your Engineering Design Process
Wednesday, May 16th at
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

Maplesoft – MAA Placement Test Suite    
Wednesday, May 2 at
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

View Complete Schedule


OAME '007
May 3 - 5, 2007
Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
Click here for details.

CIT-Plattsburgh 2007
May 29 - June 1, 2007
SUNY Plattsburgh, New York, New York
Click here for details.

Chautauqua Short Courses for College Teachers
June 6 – 8, 2007
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

Pedagogy and Methodology of Using Maple in the Classroom
Click here for details.

2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
June 24 - June 27, 2007
Honolulu, Hawaii

Riding the Wave to Excellence in Engineering Education
Click here for details.

See our Events page for other upcoming shows.

Product Tips & Techniques

Maple Tip & Technique: Creating Slideshows in Maple 11
Author: Maplesoft

Classroom Tip & Technique: Teaching Fourier Series with Maple - Part 4
Author: Robert J. Lopez, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Maple Fellow, Maplesoft

Maplesoft Webinar Series

Maplesoft – MAA Placement Test Suite Wednesday, May 2nd at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Introduction to Maple T.A. 3.0 Tuesday, May 15th at 9:00 am – 3:00 am EDT
Derive to Deploy: Five Ways to Accelerate your Engineering Design Process Wednesday, May 16th at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Introduction to Maple 11 Thursday, May 24th at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Clickable Calculus: Precalculus, Linear Algebra, and Calculus Thursday, May 31st at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT

For further details or to enroll in a Webinar please visit

Missed a Webinar? Check out our recorded webinar section where you can browse and view recordings of past webinar.  


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Application Center Highlights

The Maple Application Center has received the following new applications over the last month:

Stanford Manipulator
MotionPro Inc
Mr. John Fredsted
Dynamics in Spherical Coordinates
J. M. Redwood
Romberg Algorithm for Integration
Jay Pedersen
A Procedure for Finding the k-th Power of a Matrix
Branko Malesevic and Ivana Jovovic

The Spring Pendulum
Prof. Carl Madigan

3j Coefficients and Coefficients of Russell-Saunders Interaction
Mr. Juan M. Torres and Mr. Edgar Roldan

Maplesoft in the Press

Here are some highlights of this past month’s press coverage.

Simplify Complex Model Validation
Desktop Engineering, April 2007

“BlockImporter for Simulink directly imports schematic blocks into Maple for optimization, analysis.”

Engineering Software Tool - streamlines analytical work, fast learning curve
Electronic Product News, April 2007

“Designed for use in engineering, science and mathematics, Maple 11 is a software tool that combines a powerful mathematical computation engine with an intuitive user interface that eliminates the learning curve so common with other mathematical software.”

Winning Designs
Product Design and Development, April 2007

BlockBuilder for Simulink is among the top 10 products at Product Design and Development’s 12th Annual Engineering Awards.

In addition to these articles, check out the Media Center for all the latest coverage on Maplesoft.

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